Nicosia, Cyprus:  Cypriot environmental activists have staged a protest against earthquake-prone Turkey's plans to build a nuclear plant they say could pose a risk to the ethnically split island.

About 50 Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriots wearing masks and white overalls during Saturday's protest also called on all anti-nuclear activists from Greece and Turkey to join in opposition to this "ecological crime".

Citing Japan's nuclear crisis, they said the plant to be built at Akkuyu on Turkey's southern coast sits close to a "dangerous" fault line and could threaten Cyprus 100 kilometres away if it's damaged in a quake.

Cyprus government spokesman Stefanos Stefanou said the government would raise its concerns over the issue at an European Union summit next week.